|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Gareis attending the second issue release of "Girls Gone Wild Magazine" Party at Les Deux, Hollywood, June 4, 2008
|Born||Jennifer Lynne Gareis
August 1, 1970
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
|Title(s)||Miss New York USA 1994|
|Miss USA 1994 (top six)|
|Spouse||Bobby Ghassemieh (m. 2010)|
Jennifer Lynne Gareis (born August 1, 1970) is an American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her roles as Grace Turner on The Young and the Restless and as Donna Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Gareis was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, where she majored in accounting and was an All-American Swimmer, and J.P. McCaskey High School of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In January 2012 it was announced that Gareis was expecting her second child in the upcoming summer. On June 29, Gareis gave birth to a girl who she named Sophia Rose Gareis Ghassemieh.
Gareis competed in her first beauty pageant in 1992 when she placed second runner-up at Miss Pennsylvania USA. She later competed in New York, winning the Miss New York USA 1994 title, and representing New York in the Miss USA 1994 pageant held in South Padre Island, Texas on February 11, 1994. Gareis placed in the top six of the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Lu Parker of South Carolina.
Gareis later began an acting career and landed the role of Grace Turner on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, which she played from 1997 to 2000 and again in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2014. She is best known for her current role as Donna Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful, a role she has held since July 2006. She was taken off contract in late 2014. She was ranked #90 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.
|1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Unknown||uncredited|
|1997–2004, 2014||The Young and the Restless||Grace Turner||Contract role: 1997–1999, Recurring role: 2000–2002, 2004, 2014|
|2000||The 6th Day||Virtual Girlfriend|
|2001||Diagnosis: Murder||Thalia Roselawn||Episode: "Less Than Zero"|
|2001||Feather Pimento||Woman in Green||Short|
|2001||What Boys Like||Brooke|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Cheyenne||Episodes: "Leave It to Beaver" and "A Trip to the Dentist"|
|2005||Venus on the Halfshell||Honey O'Hara|
|2006–present||The Bold and the Beautiful||Donna Logan||Contract role: July 20, 2006–present|
- Lemieux, Josh (1994-02-11). "Miss South Carolina Crowned Miss USA". The Associated Press.
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